Did I forget one of them? Yes, I forgot the vocalist of the band Erika Serre. She is a Hungary origin French gypsy singer. Her story is interesting. Emir Kusturica and Tony Gatlif noticed her. I have sent a post about Emir Kusturica before that you could read to click here, but I am thinking to send a post about Tony Gatlif too. He is not only director, but also musician. His movies smell gypsy music. Anyway, Erika Serre was involved in some of Kusturica and Gatlif projects. Finally, she found her own band with Emigrante its lineup consists of immigrants and French musicians.
The band has two studio albums. The first album is Tzigane Experience. It is a good debut album but it is not as good as the second album. Therefore, we are going to talk about the second album named in Tzigane from Mars. 2009-released album includes more Rock elements that Sergi Leonardi’s guitar put in the front deliberately. Each song has different music taste beside Rock. Let us see the album’s track list and talk about some highlighted songs. You could find some notes near song names.
Satore: It is a good introduction. It is highly recommended.
Jaipur: An African oriented Reggae.
Johnny, Tu n'es Pas un Ange: Perfect Gypsy song.
L'amor Senza Pace: A good ballad. Listen it. You will feel good.
Bismillah: It is a nice Middle East oriented Rock that it is extremely recommended.
Kashmir: Yes, you are right! It is Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir. It is a good cover.
Mando: It is nice African oriented Ska.
Tzigane from Mars
Te Vas Sukarije: It is a good cover of a Balkan folk song.
Sandala: She could be a good Rock singer. It is a nice cover of a Balkan song.
Tzigane from Mars is very good album that give us taste of various kinds of music. It is a good sound for a person who likes Rock as me. We could describe the album as Rock based Gypsy music oriented by multicultural taste. It was also very good to hear Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir in the album. Of course, we cannot compare their performance with Led Zeppelin. However, it is a good cover that I like it.
I believe that you will feel very good after you listen to funny, multicultural and likeable band Erika and Emigrante. Do not forget to buy their album to support them.
Finally, I will give their official My Space page link. Please, find some of their songs and videos on the website.
Bye for now